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Didactic Seminars, Meetings and Trainings

The primary focus of didactic training is to enhance interns’ readiness to practice in either an integrative primary care setting or in a rural area. Psychology interns participate in a once-a-week didactic training presented in a lunch and learn format. The structure of this training fosters the opportunity for more
in-depth and comprehensive exploration of topics relevant to clinical practice and intern socialization with multiple disciplines. A reference list of literature pertinent to the monthly didactic training is provided to interns in advance of the training. Interns are expected to become familiar with the current literature and be able to enrich the training activity through participation and clarifying questions. Attendance at weekly didactic trainings also provides interns ongoing informal contact with each other so they can share experiences and provide support to one another.


Didactic trainings are typically held every Thursday beginning September 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. 4-5 hours a month of didactic training are spent in presentations with required learning objectives and a reading list covering relevant journal articles, etc. Interns will spend the remaining 4-5 hours a month covering diversity-related training, Clinical Supervision Exercises, Critical Analysis and Evaluation Conceptualization, group supervision, and discussion of the intern’s training experiences and needs. The seminars are conducted by practicing licensed providers with extensive experience or expertise in the presented area. 


Sample didactic presentations:

  • ​ABA: Is it Just for Autism?

  • Diabetes

  • Eating Disorders: Assessment and TX

  • Electro Convulsive Therapy

  • Grief & Loss

  • Harms of Drugs

  • Insomnia

  • Is Addiction Self-Medication a Mental Illness

  • Ketamine/Esketamine

  • Overweight & Obesity

  • Serious Mental Illness in Rural Settings

  • Stop the Virus: HIV Update for Primary Care

  • Suicide Risk and Prevention

  • Suspecting Child Abuse: What to do next?

  • Testifying in Court: Related Case Law

  • Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

  • Understanding the Benefits of Play TX

  • Working with Law Enforcement Populations

Additional Training Experiences:

Interns are encouraged to attend department meetings in the areas of interest:  Woman’s Health, Pediatrics, Pain Management Clinic, MAT/Substance Clinic, Family Practice, Behavioral Medicine and Express Care.  Interns are also encouraged to attend any other trainings offered at Jordan Valley from outside facilitators and internal Medical and Dental Residents.  Interns can shadow providers in Pharmacy, Dietitian/Diabetes clinic, Medical Procedures and OT/ST.